Thursday, July 23, 2009

Real world simple traps on privacy protection


Here’s another minor tip in identity protection. When using a Blackberry and finishing a phone call, remember to press the red icon, to disconnect. Otherwise, if you carry on a conversation and mention sensitive matters, the other party may be able to “listen in”. This is something I’ve noticed since getting an “Obama-like” Blackberry myself. This sounds like the “overhearing” problem that occurs in soap operas where no one has privacy.

Anderson Cooper on AC360 reported the “Erin” photos, and speculated that someone could have used a minwebcam through a peephole in a hotel door, or in a hole in a wall, or a lamp. Trojan horses can give attackers control of your webcam with some laptops, especially on the road.

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